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Getting inspired to witness It’s been my experience that most people don’t go witnessing because they don’t feel inspired to. They say they are waiting for God to work in some supernatural way first. But God’s not going to give power to those who are not going to use it. We need to obey in order for Him to have a chance to work. When you get out there and see the multitude as Jesus saw them, “as sheep having no shepherd” (Matthew 9:36), you’ll get the desire. When you get out there face to face with the need, the Lord will give you the inspiration and compassion you need. —D.B.B. 

We want to be humble, but we don’t like to be humbled—and talking with others about God and faith can be very humbling, especially at first. It helps to remember, though, that in God’s eyes, humility is an important virtue. It also goes hand in hand with unselfishness, another of His favorites and another key to overcoming shyness. The Holy Spirit helps us overcome our natural tendencies to think mainly about ourselves or how we come across or how people see us, and instead concentrate on the needs of others and how we can help them; it gives us power to get past the awkwardness. —Shannon Shayler

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One Heart at a Time  

A Get Activated! Book A Handbook for Changing the World Copyright © 2001, Aurora Production AG, Switzerland All Rights Reserved. Printed in...

One Heart at a Time  

A Get Activated! Book A Handbook for Changing the World Copyright © 2001, Aurora Production AG, Switzerland All Rights Reserved. Printed in...

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